Northern Michigan University values its partnerships with other colleges and universities.  Agreements with our partners fall into one of three categories: Articulation Agreements, "Reverse Transfer" Agreements, and CTE Postsecondary Credit Agreements.

NMU also accepts many Michigan MiTransfer Pathways at the statewide level for public community college students.

For general transfer information, Major Equivalency Guides, and course equivalencies visit our Transfer Credit page

For faculty and staff both at external colleges and at NMU that would like to create an articulation agreement, please visit this website.

Articulation Agreements

These are formal agreements and partnerships between NMU and at least one other college or university to provide a clearly documented path from a specific academic program or degree at another college to a specific academic program or degree at NMU.  In some cases, the agreements are general in order to guarantee a transfer of credits or to fulfill some requirements at NMU. 

Students: declare your participation in an articulation agreement here! Let NMU know a bit about you to get to work early with your personal admissions counselor and have a head start on degree planning.

If you were following an agreement that you do not see on this list, please contact us immediately at transfer@nmu.edu.

Bay de Noc Community College

Bay Mills Community College

Central Michigan University

Fox Valley Technical College

Gogebic Community College

Grand Valley State University

Michigan State University

Nicolet College

North Central Michigan College

Northcentral Technical College

Seattle College District

Upper Peninsula Health System

Reverse Transfer Agreements

These formal agreements allow students an option to potentially complete an associate’s degree (or Michigan Transfer Agreement) at their previous institution while continuing their studies at NMU (i.e. after the student transfers).

These can be complicated to understand, and we recommend working with an NMU admissions counselor and a counselor at the other institution if you are considering this path.

We currently have agreements with the following institutions:

Prior agreements
These agreements have since expired.

North Central Michigan College
Northwestern Michigan College

Postsecondary Credit Agreements

NMU maintains statewide agreements for high school students earning college-level credit while still enrolled in high school. 

Learn more about getting high school CTE credit.

MiTransfer Pathways

MiTransfer Pathways are a Michigan statewide initiative to assist transfer students in select associate degree programs choosing to pursue a bachelor's degree at a Michigan university. Faculty from across the state have identified courses students may complete at a community college during their first and second year which will transfer smoothly to the corresponding bachelor's degree program at all participating universities. It is also recommended that students participate in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Program at their community college to complete their General Education requirements at NMU. 

Pathways at NMU

Expired Articulation Agreements

These are past articulation agreements that have since expired and are not honored. They are being provided for informational and reference purposes only, and should not be used to plan coursework at Northern Michigan University. If you have questions about an articulation agreement, please email transfer@nmu.edu.

Alpena Community College

Bay de Noc Community College

Fox Valley Technical College

Delta College

Gogebic Community College

Lansing Community College

Macomb Community College

Nicolet College (WI)

North Central Michigan College

Northcentral Technical College

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Oakton Community College